Tomato Gazpacho got its name in honor of the famous soup "Gazpacho", for the preparation of which this variety is perfect. Its fruits are sweetish, so babies eat them fresh with great pleasure. About the quality and characteristics of growing varieties will be discussed below in the article.
Description of tomato varieties Gazpacho
The variety is medium late, from the appearance of sprouts to the time of ripening of the first crop, it takes about 115-125 days. It is grown in open and closed ground. Belongs to a group of pepper tomatoes. Suitable for Ukraine, Moldova, central Russia and countries with similar climatic conditions.
Tomato Gazpacho photo
Plant determinant type. The bush is medium-wide, it grows up to 40 cm, in greenhouse conditions it can be up to half a meter, but not higher. The leafiness is average. The fruits are located in the hands. On one brush can ripen up to 10 tomatoes of the same size.
Fruits are bright red in color due to the high content of carotid, without a green speck in the stem. Cylindrical shape, weight up to 80 g - these are small tomatoes, suitable for salting, canning. The peel is glossy, smooth, fairly durable. The flesh is fleshy and dense, inside 2-3 chambers with a small amount of seeds. The taste is pleasant, classic almost sour. The aroma is strong.
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Gazpacho is a valuable sort of tomato. It is easy to grow, as well as collect beautiful, red fruits.
Photo Tomato Gazpacho
Maturation is amicable, so you can literally make a good winter conservation in just a few weeks.
During ripening tomatoes do not crack.
Commercial quality of fruits is high. Gazpacho tomatoes are very bright and fragrant, which is what attracts the attention of buyers.
Transportability is good, you can transport the crop over long and short distances.
There is a strong immunity to fusarium, verticillus, nematode. But the variety has no protection from top rot and it is not rarely affected by it.
The weather conditions practically do not affect the yield or growth of the plant, so it is ideal for open ground.
Up to 4.7 kg of delicious Gazpacho tomatoes are harvested per season. This is an average figure, but quite sufficient, if we are even talking about a large family.
Interesting! After harvest, the harvest of Gazpacho tomatoes can be stored without loss of external and taste for at least 45 days.
The variety is delicious, versatile. Fruits can be eaten fresh, salads, snacks, used for cooking, canning, and juicing.
Planting Gazpacho Tomatoes
Grow this variety usually seedling method. The seedling is prepared 2 months before transplanting to a permanent place, but if it is grown in a greenhouse, 1.5 months. Sow the seeds by the usual method, if you need planting material can be soaked in potassium permanganate, or simply in water. The earth is necessarily poured boiling water or a weak solution of potassium permanganate to avoid the development of pests and diseases in it.
Young tomato seedlings photo
Sow the seeds in single file, and then dive when they grow a little - in the phase of the first real leaf. During the growth, the seedlings can be fed several times if growing poorly. Of the mandatory standards of care should be mentioned: watering the loosening of the earth (if there is, how), picking, spraying from pests and diseases, if necessary.
Important! The best predecessors for Gazpacho tomatoes are cucumbers, cauliflower, zucchini, dill, parsley, carrots.
When it comes time to transplant the plant to a permanent place, you need to find a good site. According to numerous reviews, we can conclude that the best taste and quality of a tomato can be obtained when growing a tomato Gazpacho in a sunny, bright area.
Before planting, it is necessary to make individual holes 20 cm deep, fertilize them with wood ash, humus (bucket per square meter), optionally with mineral fertilizer. No more than 4 plants are planted per square meter of land, otherwise they will be too crowded and this will have a negative impact on yield. Between plants leave 40 cm of free space. During planting, it is also necessary to lay paths, about 60 cm wide, so that it is convenient to care for the bushes and harvest.
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Tomato Gazpacho needs simple, typical culture care. The more you take care of it, the higher the yield will be, but even with minimal care you can get a decent crop.
Secrets of caring for tomatoes photo
Watering is carried out daily immediately after planting. Under each bush you need to pour 2-3 liters of warm water (heated in the sun). When the bush grows, it is recommended to reduce watering - so that the earth does not dry to a depth of 2-3 cm. During the fruiting period, only one watering per 5-7 days is enough for the bushes.
Weeding is carried out after irrigation, when water is absorbed. This is necessary so that the earth is not taken from above with a hard crust, and that more oxygen is supplied to the horses.
Removal of weeds is carried out as they occur. It is important to understand that the abundance of weeds prevents the development of the root system of tomato Gazpacho and leads to the development of diseases and pests in plantings.
2 weeks after planting seedlings at a permanent place, you can spend the first hilling to stimulate the growth of the root system.
Shrubs are formed in 1-2 stems, but in greenhouse conditions it is better to prefer the formation of 1 stalk.
Since the bushes do not grow tall, they do not necessarily grow on a trellis or tie up, and yet many gardeners put support for them so that they do not break under the load of fruits.
Important! Tomato Gazpacho is delicious not only fresh or preserved, but also ideal for sauces and frosts.
It is not necessary to pinch the plant to restrict growth, but a moderate cocking will not hurt.
Top dressing is needed not only to increase yields, but also to ensure that the bushes do not hurt with vertex rot, from which simple fertilizer with calcium helps a lot.
Diseases and pests
Gazpacho tomatoes have a relative resistance to many diseases, including late blight, and are rarely affected by pests. And yet it is possible. What to do in such cases?
Diseases tomato photo
Of the most dangerous pests is called aphid and slugs. For their destruction apply the treatment of plants with drugs like "Aktofit", "Aktara" or "Bioslimax". If you do not want to poison the culture with chemistry, you can use the infusion of garlic (250 g / 9 liters of water) or the infusion of nettle (kilogram of chopped nettle per 6 liters of water).
Against late blight, Alternaria and some other diseases will help drugs "Rodomil Gold", "Quadris", "Revus Top", "Switch" used according to the instructions.
Most diseases and pests appear and spread through weeds. Therefore, it is so important in the planting of tomatoes to destroy any weeds. In the case when there are a lot of weed plants on the site, herbicides can be used from them. In planting tomato Gazpacho use two modern herbicide. The first - "Dual Gold" can be used when the plant is still small - before the appearance of buds. During the budding and flowering period, the herbicide "Fyuzilad Forte" is used.
Tomato Gazpacho Reviews
Gazpacho tomatoes are in great demand, both among gardeners and consumers. They are delicious, beautiful, universal application, so it is not surprising that they almost never complain.
Classic Gazpacho with sauce photo
Alexandra Kolotova: “After a long search for a good variety for pickling, I discovered Gazpacho tomatoes. The variety is very tasty after pickling - sweetish, the skin is dense, does not crack in the jar, and this allows you to keep the shape of the fruit. Now I grow at least 10 bushes every year exclusively for canning But it seems to me that the variety is not suitable for juice - it’s too meaty. "
Evgenia Tolochko: “I tried this variety for the first time in 2016. I planted in a greenhouse to get a big crop. We grew quickly, bushes up to 50 cm, not more. But when fruiting began, we had to put props, because the plants were bent from the fruits. From each bush I collected about 35 tomatoes. Very tasty tomatoes, sugar, continue to plant annually. "
Marina Sokolova: “I think tomato Gazpacho is the only variety that produces similar yields with minimal care. I hardly watch my plantings, though I always plant in fertilized soil, water it and clean the weeds in time. As a rule, I don’t feed it, and only a couple of times for 5 years I had to spray from pests. "